East Texas City

Henderson, Texas

Texas Main Street City

Home Of The Syrup Festival

Prior to the Civil War, cotton was the foundation of Henderson’s early economy and was even used as legal tender. Although cotton trading is no longer abundant, Henderson is a Texas Main Street City, has the Rusk County Depot Museum which preserves much of its early Complex, Henderson charm, and a town square which is a National Register Historic District. Heritage abounds at the Rusk County Depot Museum Complex, which features numerous relocated buildings. Children and adults enjoy its Children’s Discovery Center, a hands-on learning facility in the former cotton warehouse of the 1901 Missouri-Pacific Depot. The museum also boasts the historic Arnold Outhouse, the only standing outhouse in Texas with a state historical marker. The Gaston Museum, outside Henderson and near Joinerville, focuses on life during the oil boom era. It is located near the site of the Daisy Bradford #3, which helped establish the East Texas Oil Field in 1930. Events include the Wildflower Driving Trails April – May, Mardi Gras, PRCA Rodeo in October and the Heritage Syrup Festival in November.

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Texas Forest Trail Partners

East Texas Discovery Well

Depot Museum & Children’s Discover Center

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150 Years Of Texas History In The Starr Family Home In Marshall

Nestled in the heart of Marshall’s museums and cultural activities, Starr Family Home State Historic Site is composed of several elegant structures. Period furnishings, clothing, and antiques trace the transition of the buildings through four generations of the Starr family in Texas history. Click here to read more.